Music licensing startup Uppbeat reaches 1m users milestone
Startup Uppbeat emerged early in 2021 as a music licensing service for YouTubers, with a catalogue of 900 cleared tracks and a freemium business model.
November 16, 2022
YouTube now has 80m paid Music and Premium subscribers
It's more than a year since YouTube announced that it had 50 million paid subscribers for YouTube Music and YouTube Premium.
November 9, 2022
Instagram now has more than 2bn monthly active users
Something we missed in our report on Meta’s latest financial results yesterday: CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed a new milestone stat for its Instagram service.
October 28, 2022
Apple Music has 100m songs, says ‘human curation is more important than ever’
Apple Music has announced a new milestone. No, not how many subscribers it has, but the number of tracks available on its service. It's 100m.
October 3, 2022
Ed Sheeran is the first artist with 100m Spotify followers
Congratulations are due to Ed Sheeran. First for becoming the first artist to reach the milestone of 100 million followers on Spotify...
July 28, 2022
TuneCore reaches new milestone of $2.5bn artist payouts
Distributor TuneCore has now paid out more than $2.5bn to artists in royalties since the company was founded in 2006.
April 26, 2022
1 to the b(n): TikTok has more than 1bn monthly active users
If you don't know them, they're one to the bn, coming in hard, you better watch it, er, Instagram. Okay, that's enough TikTok viral rap references. The news is that the short-videos app has officially reached the milestone...
September 28, 2021
Shazam has now tagged 1bn+ songs from the iOS Control Center
It’s a quirk of Apple’s music business that the company has announced more public stats for its Shazam music-recognition subsidiary in the last year than it has for its flagship streaming service. Last November, Shazam...
September 14, 2021
Report: TikTok is first non-Facebook app to reach 3bn downloads
TikTok has reached an important new milestone, at least if analytics firm Sensor Tower’s latest number-crunching is correct. It claims that TikTok has become the first non-Facebook mobile app to reach 3bn downloads...
July 15, 2021
Music Ally End-of-Year Report :: 30 Trends of 2020
It’s time for our end-of-year trends report. And no, it’s not just a giant, printable poster of a Covid-19 virus. Nobody wants that on their wall. We couldn’t ignore the novel coronavirus and its effects...
January 4, 2021
TikTok says 176 songs are in its 2020 billion-views club
Christmas is coming, and TikTok looks increasingly likely to make it through the festive season without being sold or shut down in the US. And yes, we know that writing that sentence all but guarantees one of those two things...
December 17, 2020